Klopp expected Alisson to make error


Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has said that he was not surprised to see the error made by Alisson Becker.

The Brazilian goalkeeper got caught trying to play his way out of trouble by Leicester City striker Kelechi Iheanacho and it cost his side a goal in the game which ended 2-1 to Liverpool.

And the German has said that his new number one made “a mistake” in attempting the Cruyff turn inside his own box while under pressure – but also told his players not to put him under pressure.

“It was a mistake from Alisson, no goalkeeper should dribble in this situation.” he said.

“His reaction to it was good. We still used him in better situations after. The crowd wanted to make him nervous after, but he wasn’t nervous.

“It needs to happen so it doesn’t happen again.” he added.

And Klopp has admitted that he anticipated it happening at some point – but not so soon after Alisson made headlines last week with his risk taking against Brighton & Hove Albion at Anfield.

“It was clearly going to happen one day.” he said.

“I didn’t think it was going to happen in the next match! It’s all OK. He knows he could have cleared the situation.

“I said last week we need to get used to it. Don’t constantly give the goalkeeper the ball, there are other solutions.

“He’s a fantastic goalkeeper who makes fantastic saves and of course in this situation he did not do what he should have done.

“But it’s all good.” he finished.

Liverpool supporters, like Klopp, will be relieved that the error did not ultimately cost the team any points.

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